Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Tactile and Braille Features
Muir Woods Braille Brochure
A Braille version is available upon request at the Muir Woods Visitor Center. This brochure includes a small tactile trail map. Please ask the docent for a copy.
Fort Baker Braille Brochure
A Braille version is available upon request at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center.
Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour Braille Brochure
A Braille version of the Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour is available at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center.
Fort Point Braille Brochure
A Braille version of the Fort Point Brochure is available; while visiting Fort Point, please ask a ranger for a copy. This brochure also contains a tactile map that describes the layout of the Fort.
Alcatraz Braille Brochures
At the Ranger Information Station located on the Alcatraz Island dock, you may request a copy of different Braille documents. There is a Braille Script of the Cell House Tour. There are also Braille versions of Self Guide, the Natural History Brochure, and the History on Escape Attempts.
Tactile Exhibits, Maps and Models
Nike Missile Site
Many of the exhibits on display at the Nike Missile Site are tactile, including a scale replica of the missile. For more information about accessible features at the Nike Missile Site click here.
Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Many of the exhibits on display at the Visitor Center are tactile and/or provide audio information. For more information about accessibility features within Marin Headlands click here.
Located on each level of Fort Point, near the stairwells, are raised tactile orientation maps. For more information about Fort Point click here.
Located on Pier 33, there is a tactile model of both Pier 33 and Alcatraz Island. In the Alcatraz Island Cell House there is a tactile replica of the bar spreader used in the famous escape. This tactile exhibit is part of the Cell House audio described tour which includes several tactile markers placed throughout the Cell House. For more information about accessibility features at Alcatraz click here.
Located outside of the new Lands End Lookout Visitor Center is a large tactile model of Lands End and its surrounding landscape. The tactile model is made of concrete and contains Braille labels. For more information about accessibility features at Lands End click here.
E-mail the Accessibility Management Program for a copy of one of our Braille Brochures or call 415-561-4958.
Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Did You Know?
Terrane is a geologic term for a large tectonic block with a unique rock composition and metamorphic grade. There are about 10 Franciscan terranes along the coast near San Francisco.